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COURT ORDERS MYSPACE INJUNCTION AGAINST SANFORD WALLACE
A federal district court issued an injunction against frequent spam defendant Sanford Wallace. MySpace sued Wallace on account of some 400,000 messages sent through, and 890,000 comments posted on, MySpace. Coverage at
<http://tinyurl.com/22o8d5> [Spam Notes]
U.S. TO EXPAND DOMESTIC USE OF SPY SATELLITES
The U.S.'s top intelligence official has greatly expanded the range of federal and local authorities who can get access to information from the nation's vast network of spy satellites in the U.S. The decision, made three months ago by Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell, places for the first time some of the U.S.'s most powerful intelligence-gathering tools at the disposal of domestic security officials.
STUDY FINDS FACEBOOK USERS EXPOSE PERSONAL INFO TO STRANGERS
Some Facebook Inc. users are exposing personal information to strangers, increasing their risks of identity theft, virus attacks or other problems, according to a study to be released today. Sophos PLC, a computer-security firm, found 41% of Facebook users were willing to divulge personal information -- such as phone numbers, home addresses and email addresses -- to a complete stranger.
USIIA CLAIMS NET NEUTRALITY COULD HARM E-HEALTH PLANS
The U.S. Internet Industry Association (USIIA), a 13-year-old trade association that represents "companies engaged in Internet commerce, content and connectivity" has issued a report that claims that e-health initiatives could be derailed unless U.S. policymakers reject calls for Net neutrality regulations.
From the marginalrevtion LiveJournal link:
Surprising evidence on the Flynn Effect
1. Non-verbal IQ has risen more rapidly than has verbal IQ.
2. Performance gains are smallest on the most culturally specific tests, and largest on the most abstract tests.
3. Performance gains, as they occur over time, are roughly constant for all age groups.
4. Problem-solving abilities have seen the biggest performance gains.
5. Gains on the "Ravens" test started occurring before the TV era, much less the computer game era.
#3 is perhaps the biggest surprise to me, as it contradicts most of the obvious explanations for the Flynn effect.
Public Release: 15-Aug-2007
Journal of Urban Health
Most flu shot plans do not address how to vaccinate hard-to-reach populations
Most flu immunization plans in the United States do not address how to vaccinate hard-to-reach populations -- undocumented immigrants, substance users, the homeless, homebound elderly, and minorities -- and this potentially dangerous omission can lead masses of people to become ill during an outbreak of pandemic flu or other contagious disease, according to a new study by the New York Academy of Medicine in the current issue of the Journal of Urban Health.